Chief Ross McCarty has been a police officer with the City of Urbandale since 1984. Prior to entering law enforcement, he earned a B.A. degree from Central College, in Pella, Iowa. His professional experiences include service as a reserve police officer, police instructor, investigator, supervisor and tactical team commander. Chief McCarty's foundations of leadership are built upon stewardship and community service.
Enhancing the concepts of Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S.) into the service model of the Urbandale Police Department is a priority for his administration. Chief McCarty believes in the importance of advancing professionalism through participation in training opportunities, professional organizations and community partnerships.